Saracens will take on the Newcastle Falcons
Saracens will take on the Newcastle Falcons in Philadelphia Pennsylvania next season after Premiership Rugby confirmed that the fixture will take place at the Talen Energy Stadium, home of Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team, which has hosted US rugby internationals and is stage to the Collegiate Rugby Championship sevens tournament each June.
The fixture will be the second time the Saracens have played stateside for a Premier Rugby fixture after facing London Irish at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey in March 2016 to a crowd of over 14,000.
Saracens CEO Heath Harvey said: “Our recent experiences in the USA show that there's a strong appetite for our game across the Atlantic and Saracens are very keen to do what we can to continue to grow the game of rugby in the United States. The fixture at the Talen Energy Stadium also presents an opportunity for Saracens to continue to build strong links in the USA, with the Club having already played Stateside in 2016 and having a presence in the country with Seattle Saracens as one of our nine Global Network sides."
Harvey added: “We’re very excited that Saracens will be at the forefront of yet another innovation to help grow our wonderful game.”
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